Monica Lindeen http://mtpr.org en Montana feedback to Hobby Lobby decision http://mtpr.org/post/montana-feedback-hobby-lobby-decision <p>A sharply divided Supreme Court ruled this week that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. That marks the first time the high court has declared that businesses can hold religious views under federal law.<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The justices' 5-4 decision means the Obama administration must search for a different way of providing free contraception to women who are covered under the health insurance plans of objecting companies, such as Hobby Lobby.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:59:27 +0000 Edward O'Brien 21319 at http://mtpr.org Montana feedback to Hobby Lobby decision Insurance companies, commissioner examining options following ObamaCare announcement http://mtpr.org/post/insurance-companies-commissioner-examining-options-following-obamacare-announcement <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Montana Insurance companies are looking over their options after President Obama’s Thursday announcement regarding the Affordable Care Act. The President said some insurance plans about to be cancelled for not following the new healthcare law will be allowed to continue for one more year.</span></p><p>Montana’s Insurance commissioner said the announcement throws years of planning for ObamaCare into a tailspin.</p> Sat, 16 Nov 2013 23:11:56 +0000 Dan Boyce 11239 at http://mtpr.org Insurance companies, commissioner examining options following ObamaCare announcement MT Insurance companies see trickle of applications come through from Obamacare http://mtpr.org/post/mt-insurance-companies-see-trickle-applications-come-through-obamacare <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The state’s insurance commissioner says Montanans are still having problems signing up for health insurance on the Affordable Care Act online marketplace. Most states, including Montana, opted to let the Federal Government run their Obamacare market. The federal site has been plagued with glitches and technical problems for three weeks now, and it is not clear when they will all be fixed.</p><p>Commissioner of Securities and Insurance Monica Lindeen said Wednesday that is not acceptable.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 21:38:38 +0000 Dan Boyce 10112 at http://mtpr.org MT Insurance companies see trickle of applications come through from Obamacare State official anxious to see how many of Montana’s 200,000 uninsured will sign up for Obamacare http://mtpr.org/post/state-official-anxious-see-how-many-montana-s-200000-uninsured-will-sign-obamacare <p>State insurance commissioner Monica Lindeen has been traveling a lot lately, answering questions from Montanans about Obamacare, and what it means for them.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 16:56:23 +0000 Sally Mauk 9079 at http://mtpr.org State official anxious to see how many of Montana’s 200,000 uninsured will sign up for Obamacare Insurance Commissioner seeks to dismiss fears of privacy infringement from ObamaCare http://mtpr.org/post/insurance-commissioner-seeks-dismiss-fears-privacy-infringement-obamacare <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Montana Commissioner of Securities and Insurance Monica </span>Lindeen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> clarified Tuesday that workers who will be helping citizens enroll in health insurance through the Affordable Care Act (</span>ACA<span style="line-height: 1.5;">) must follow the same state privacy laws as insurance companies.</span></p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 21:12:25 +0000 Dan Boyce 7425 at http://mtpr.org Insurance Commissioner seeks to dismiss fears of privacy infringement from ObamaCare Lindeen: Health Insurance on MT's Obamacare marketplace competitive http://mtpr.org/post/lindeen-health-insurance-mts-obamacare-marketplace-competitive <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>The country has just a few more months before many of the major elements of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, go into effect.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">This includes a requirement for Americans to buy health insurance, starting the first of the year.</span></p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 23:19:57 +0000 Dan Boyce 7037 at http://mtpr.org Lindeen: Health Insurance on MT's Obamacare marketplace competitive Who do the Dems get to run now? http://mtpr.org/post/who-do-dems-get-run-now <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With former </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Brian Schweitzer’s weekend decision not to run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Max </span>Baucus<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in 2014, the list of Democratic candidates who might run is an ever-changing puzzle.</span></p><p>After Schweitzer’s decision, political observers quickly turned to Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau and State Auditor Monica Lindeen.</p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 21:11:32 +0000 Dan Boyce 5560 at http://mtpr.org Who do the Dems get to run now? BCBS-MT sale proceeds will create Montana Healthcare Foundation http://mtpr.org/post/bcbs-mt-sale-proceeds-will-create-montana-healthcare-foundation <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Montana’s Attorney General announced Friday the proceeds from the sale of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana to a larger, out of state, insurance company will be used to create the “Montana Healthcare Foundation.”</span></p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 21:13:24 +0000 Dan Boyce 4589 at http://mtpr.org BCBS-MT sale proceeds will create Montana Healthcare Foundation